Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 2842 – Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act–Rule for Consideration:
    • The House agreed to H. Res. 396, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2842) to provide for the conduct of demonstration projects to test the effectiveness of subsidized employment for TANF recipients, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules, by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 179 noes, Roll No. 317, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 184 nays, Roll No. 316.
  • Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
    • Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act:
      • H.R. 2353, amended, to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.
  • Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act:
    • The House passed H.R. 1654, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 180 noes, Roll No. 319.
  • Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule.
  • Agreed to:
    • LaMalfa amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–186) that aligns H.R. 1654 with WIIN Act (S. 612 of the 114th Congress) provisions enhancing federal cooperation in planning and construction of State-led water storage projects by ensuring such projects are eligible for permit streamlining under this bill.
  • Rejected:
    • Lowenthal amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–186) that sought to exempt any dam projects from being fast-tracked by the bill if it could harm commercial fisheries (by a recorded vote of 179 ayes to 232 noes, Roll No. 318).
  • H. Res. 392, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 1873) and (H.R. 1654) was agreed to yesterday, June 21st.

 

Today

  • On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • H.R. 2842 – Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Carlos Curbelo / Ways and Means Committee)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Rep. Virginia Foxx Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Mike Bost Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Bonamici / Davis (CA) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Krishnamoorthi / Smucker Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Warren Davidson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Ro Khanna Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Kilmer / Valadao Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
    • By 65 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. EX. 152), Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury.
  • Svinicki Nomination–Agreement:
    • Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 89 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. 153), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, the post-cloture time on the nomination not expire until 5:30 p.m., on Monday, June 26, 2017.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate resume consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 4:00 p.m., on Monday, June 26, 2017.

 

Today

  • The Senate is not in session

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Energy and Commerce
Examining the Extension of Safety Net Health Programs

House Financial Services
Examining Illicit Activity in the Antiquities and Art Trade

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

H.R.3010 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide for the identification and documentation of best practices for cyber hygiene by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] (Introduced 06/22/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: 06/22/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

 

Energy

H.R.3017 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to reauthorize and improve the brownfields program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 06/22/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: 06/22/2017 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the…

S.1417 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to develop a categorical exclusion for covered vegetative management activities carried out to establish or improve habitat for greater sage-grouse and mule deer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] (Introduced 06/22/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: 06/22/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

 

Financial Services

H.R.3014 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require servicers to establish a deed-for-lease program under which eligible mortgagors may remain in their homes as renters.
Sponsor: Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] (Introduced 06/22/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 06/22/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1415 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to terminate the prohibitions on the exportation and importation of natural gas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 06/22/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 06/22/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.2999 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to limit co-payment, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a specialty drug tier to the dollar amount (or its equivalent) of such requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a non-preferred brand drug tier, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 06/22/2017) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 06/22/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

Transportation

H.R.3001 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to establish a Multimodal Freight Funding Formula Program and a National Freight Infrastructure Competitive Grant Program to improve the efficiency and reliability of freight movement in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] (Introduced 06/22/2017) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 06/22/2017 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee…

H.R.2997 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To transfer operation of air traffic services currently provided by the Federal Aviation Administration to a separate not-for-profit corporate entity, to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] (Introduced 06/22/2017) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: 06/22/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.1423 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to modify the final rule relating to flightcrew member duty and rest requirements for passenger operations of air carriers to apply to all-cargo operations of air carriers to apply to all-cargo operations of air carriers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 06/22/2017) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: 06/22/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1418 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to establish protections for passengers in air transportation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 06/22/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: 06/22/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1410 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to further the development of unmanned aircraft system technology through investing in additional research, building a trained workforce, and establishing working groups to address near-term and long-term challenges, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 06/22/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: 06/22/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

 

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